Archive for the ‘art for sale’ Category
Post by Alice Palace
Amyisla Mccombie is freelance illustrator (and set designer) who thinks it’s very important to be around fellow creative people to bounce ideas and give inspiration. Her work is charming and colourful, and I love it all…
Souther Salazar’s collages, paintings, drawings and sculptures are playful and vibrant dreamscapes of overlapping narratives— half-remembered, half-imagined places “where stories can develop and take on a life of their own.” Utilizing a wide variety of freely mixed media, found objects and layers of assemblage, his work evokes the wonders and imagination that many of us abandoned in childhood.
Souther began making photocopied cut-and-paste mini-comics and ‘zines as a teenager in California. He now lives in Portland, Oregon and has shown his work in galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Switzerland, Brazil, and other far-flung places. If you’re in the NY area in May, check out his show at the Jonathan Levine Gallery. If you can’t get to NY, there’s always Etsy– Souther has some pretty awesome prints for sale there.
As artists, it’s often difficult to get exposure for our work. We’d so much rather spend our time illustrating and creating than use it marketing and emailing for a little attention. Fish Indie, one of our sponsors, is a new service that looks out for the little guys — it allows Etsy sellers to promote their products for a minimal fee on popular independent blogs (like Illustration Friday!). It’s a great service and a fabulous way for crafty creatives to get their products out there.
Here are some art prints I’ve recently discovered via Fish Indie:
Woman Swimming with the Oranda Fish by anyapanya
Kind Art Print by POWpourri
Haters by MaybeSoProducts
Assorted Papercut Greeting Cards by SarahTrumbauer
Post by Kristen
Russell Leng’s geometric forms are striking. Using a variety of media for his paintings including ink, acrylic, and spray paint, Russell recreates the relationships he finds between natural and man-made landscapes.
Russell currently lives in the United Kingdom and is pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts in Contemporary Art Practice at Edinburgh College of Art. He initially earned his Bachelor of Arts in Art from Trinity Western University. His work has been featured in numerous galleries and publications in the United Kingdom, British Columbia, Ontario, California, and Illinois, and Russell was awarded the first place Surrey Art Gallery Painting Prize in 2009.
View Russell’s full portfolio and follow his developing career on his website at russellleng.com
The birds that Abigail makes are an absolute delight…
Abigail spent large amounts of time as a child in the company of her grandma, an incredibly talented, hardworking seamstress, in a house strewn with loose threads and scraps of fabric. There is nothing more natural to her than to work with fabric, using it to give life to the little creatures that form in her mind.
Abigail produces her birds entirely by hand, in her studio in London, England. They are crafted from both new and reused materials. Each piece is utterly unique, no two will ever be the same. Have a look at her website
Post by Kristen
Rich Gemmell combines pencil and ink washes with digital elements to create a deep, rich texture for each of his illustrations. Rich keeps sketchbooks during travels through other countries, such as Scotland, France, and the United States, and his illustrations are developed from these entries with tracing paper. After pencil lines are thickened and ink washes are added, Rich scans his work into the computer to add some final touches.
My absolute favorite of his works is Falls, which he designed from one of his sketches observing kayakers descending some falls at the foot of the Ben Nevis mountain in the British Isles. This particular piece (below) is available on The Working Proof, where 15% of the sales from his illustration goes to profit Transportation Alternatives.
Located in Cambridge, UK, Rich has worked as a freelance illustrator for a variety of sources including The Guardian, Future Snowboarders Magazine, and Sunday Times Magazine. View more of his absorbing artwork on his website, richgemmell.net.
Post by Kristen
Tang Yau Hoong’s cities rise out of thin air in his colorful illustrations. His whimsical use of light, texture, and simple design encourages his viewers to look for more in each work. “I love to play with negative space and illusion in my artwork. My illustrations are mostly conceptual, surreal and minimalist.”
Tang Yau Hoong is a self-taught illustrator currently located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His clever illustrations have been featured on apparel by Urban Outfitters, Threadless, and Gap, and displayed alongside magazine articles for Say Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, and Wired Magazine.
This week’s library visit resulted in finding a brilliant book called ‘Bear’s best friend’ which is illustrated by Sarah Dyer. Her bright illustrations are full of fun and humour…really VERY enjoyable indeed!
Julia is a British animator and illustrator living in Brooklyn, New York – her work tends to explore the motivations behind human relationships, representing characters as mildly ridiculous animals with human characteristics. I totally LOVE them and have two on my walls at home…
…and couldn’t resist this one too…
See her website
Post by: Kristen
Tubi Du’s beautiful Paris-inspired themes are stunning. These scenes offer such a quality of perspective that you feel as though you are actually standing in her illustrations as fish swirl above your head or as you admire the Eiffel Tower, and her use of bright colors in her illustrations is captivating.
Tubi Du studied architecture and interior design before moving near Versailles, France, to begin her graphic artist career with her business, Tubidu Graphics. Her appreciation for the architecture in Paris has inspired countless designs and illustrations. “I love various kinds of themes: serious, emotional, surreal and architectural themes all inspire me. I also love to use strong colors because they make me happy and always fill me with energy.”
View her portfolio of illustration and design at Tubidu Graphics on Etsy.